Big Questions

How Many Balloons Does It Take To Float A Human?

Floating into the sky via a cluster of balloons is a childhood dream for many kids! But put into real life circumstances, is it even possible? Let's check out if it can be done, and how many balloons it would take!

Is Space Completely Silent?

Many will have heard the expression that in space, no one can hear you scream. Today we're going to get to the truth behind this, but to do this, we need to take a closer look at the science behind it all.

Can You Stay Hydrated By Drinking Blood?

So this is a bit of a strange question really, but at the same time it is somewhat logical to think you could do this. Before we talk about whether or not blood would hydrate you, we’ve got to first think about whether it’s safe to actually drink at all!

Who Was Jack the Ripper, Really?

By no means was Jack the Ripper the first serial killer. However, until this madman struck, his was the first case to stir up worldwide media frenzy. Even over 100 years later, everyone knows his nickname and the mystery surrounding these attacks are scrutinized. And that’s the million dollar question: Who was Jack the Ripper?

Why Do The British Say “Autumn” Instead of “Fall”?

You may have heard the British use the word “autumn” to describe the time of year that ends summer and turns to winter or in simpler terms, the third season. But why do they use a different word? Here we compare the difference between autumn and fall!

What Do Blind People Dream About?

Have you ever wondered how blind people dream? This brings up questions like do the blind actually dream visually or are their dreams rooted in the senses available to them; sounds, noises, tastes, feelings? We did a little bit of research into the results are fascinating!

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Woodpeckers, like any other birds, have unique traits. Their pecking behavior is definitely one of them. Have you ever wondered why woodpeckers peck? Their pecking behavior is based on logical reasons. In fact, that behavior is crucial for their lifestyle. Here are 6 reasons why woodpeckers peck wood!

What’s The Difference Between an Avenue, Street & Road?

What’s in a street name? Quite a lot actually... Here we have an extremely useful infographic that looks at the differences between roads, avenues, streets & lanes, along with some famous examples. You'll also learn more about unusual roads like crescents, courts & mews.

What Is The World’s Most Expensive Fruit?

Fruit is meant to be a good part of a balanced diet, so even if you do end up spending a few bucks more on your favorite fruit, at least it’s for a worthy cause. But what if I told you there was a fruit worth thousands of dollars?

Why Are There Cat Islands in Japan?

If you're a cat person, there's a place for you in Japan! In this unique country, they have not one, not even just two, but eleven islands dedicated to cats! Check out the story to these islands and maybe get inspired to book your trip there!

Can You Reach The End Of The Rainbow?

Sadly you’ll never taste that rainbow after running into it with your mouth open, and you’ll never get that little green-clad Irish fella’s pot of gold. Disappointed? We are too, but learn exactly why you can't reach the end of a rainbow.

Why Do Camels Have Humps?

Camels are unique animals with origins tracking back to 45 million years. Each animal on the planet has a unique trait that distinguishes them from others. In the case of camels, that trait is their humps. But why do they have them?